Watch: Powerful New UK Trailer for Disaster Drama 'The Impossible'

October 12, 2012
Source: Yahoo UK

The Impossible

Even though the first US trailer for Juan Antonio Bayona's The Impossible was quite impressive, our own Alex Billington checked out the film at the 2012 Toronto International Film Festival, and felt it lacking something amongst some still powerful drama. This will likely be a film audiences will still want to see for themselves, especially after seeing this UK trailer. I like the absence of U2 (from the first trailer) in favor of a quiet score, and there's some truly frightening and intesne imagery. This isn't the kind of disaster film we get from Roland Emmerich, but a character based drama starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts.

Here's the new UK trailer for Juan Antonio Bayona's The Impossible from Yahoo UK:

Maria (Watts), Henry (McGregor) and their three sons begin their winter vacation in Thailand, looking forward to a few days in tropical paradise. But on the morning of December 26th, as the family relaxes around the pool after their Christmas festivities the night before, a terrifying roar rises up from the center of the earth. Based on a true story, The Impossible is the unforgettable account of a family caught, with tens of thousands of strangers, in the mayhem of one of the worst natural catastrophes of our time. The Impossible is directed by Spanish filmmaker Juan Antonio Bayona, of The Orphanage previously. The screenplay is by his writer Sergio G. Sánchez. This will premiere at TIFF, and arrive in theaters starting December 21st.

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Reader Feedback - 10 Comments


i really didn't have any intention of seeing this; but, that was one impressive trailer.....might have to give this a watch.

beevis on Oct 12, 2012


Poor rich white sad....

ff on Oct 12, 2012


What a stupid thing to sad...

Gianni Persello on Oct 12, 2012


Why stupid? 300,000 locals died but we are supposed to care about 1 wealthy vacationing family? That's my point. Don't get mad. Think about what I'm saying.

ff on Oct 12, 2012


Then perhaps you could have just said it. The way you said it was condescending, you know exactly what we mean. Just because it is a story about a tourist family doesn't make it less tragic and not all Thailand vacationers are rich. Something for you to think about next time.

arrivederci on Oct 13, 2012


It will be OK calm down. It's a movie you know. Think about how many times we see this over and over again in Hollywood. Where's the story about the families who live there? They don't sell tickets, but they are the real story.

ff on Oct 14, 2012


I do not know what you are doing reading this article, in this moment a lot of people are suffering in Africa, go and help them, do not waist time here honey

Pastibo on Oct 12, 2012


Actually, the area devastated in Thailand could still use help and much of the money that was so 'graciously' promised by the West has not materialized. Ps Not all of Africa is poor and needs help and it is 'waste', not waist, honey.

doubbe on Oct 13, 2012


This is so powerful a trailer with Naomi Watts, and Ewan Mcgregor, of course.

richardM on Oct 12, 2012


Video, why you play automatically? The last trailer gave away the ending, but that was a better look at the film.

castingcouch on Oct 13, 2012

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